One of the most collected figurative bronze sculptors at work today, Richard MacDonald has achieved this
stature through a consuming passion for his work and an unrelenting dedication to its quality and integrity.
A native Californian, MacDonald was educated at the prestigious Art Center College of Design and received
a Bachelor of Professional Arts, Cum Laude.
In the 30 years of his artistic career, MacDonald has achieved international distinction for his sculpture,
paintings, and drawings, and has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards. He has
held one-man shows and exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and the Orient. His fascination
with the human figure and human emotions has led MacDonald to focus on sculpting figures of mimes,
dancers and athletes, each of which conveys a sense of joy and pays tribute to the beauty of the human form.
MacDonald received worldwide critical acclaim in 1996 for The Flair. Created in tribute to the 1996
Olympic Games, the 26-foot, 3-ton bronze monument was donated by the artist to the city of Atlanta and
state of Georgia. Millions of people witnessed the beauty and grandeur of The Flair, during a nine-city,
cross-country tour which took place in June of 1996. Gracing Georgia International Plaza, The Flairstands
as a testament to the determination and dedication of all individuals in the pursuit of excellence. The artist
designed the surrounding plaza symbolic in design, including a 3,600 square-foot granite plaza, a large
reflective pool and fountain engendering movement and essence of life and circumference seating.
More recently MacDonald completed a monument to commemorate the 100th U.S. Open Championship.
The heroic sculpture celebrates the triumph of the human spirit as it pays tribute to the greatest athletes of
this century. The image represents the anatomy of the golf swing and the dawn of a new Millennium as it
encircles centuries of excellence past, present and future. The base, designed by the artist, is engraved with
the past 100 winners on the front including a special bronze plaque for 2000 championship winner, Tiger
Woods. On the backside of the monument the next 100 winners will be engraved. The monument resides
permanently at Pebble Beach, California.
MacDonalds work is featured in several art books throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including
his own recently published book titled "Richard MacDonald." His sculpture, original drawings and fine art
prints can be seen in major city galleries worldwide.